There are five types of Special Customs Supervision Zones (SCSZs) in China, including integrated free trade zones, free trade zones, export processing zones, cross-border industrial parks, and bonded port zones. As of the end of December 2022, there are a total of 168 SCSZs in China.
Overseas enterprises may enter into leasing contracts with Chinese enterprises to export goods to China by way of leasing.
China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) provides information to the public through its website or new media.
China Customs categorizes enterprises into three types: Advanced Certified Enterprises (Authorized Economic Operators/AEO enterprises), discredited enterprises, and General Managed Enterprises.
As of January 2023, China has signed 19 free trade agreements (FTAs) and one preferential trade agreement with 26 countries and regions. These FTA partners cover Asia, Oceania, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. The trade volume between China and these FTA partners accounts for approximately 35% of China’s total foreign trade.
The process includes customs registration, supervision application, export declaration, inspection, release, etc.
The health and quarantine inspection carried out by China Customs at the border aims to prevent infectious diseases from spreading into or out of China.
Chinese importers are required to submit certificates of origin to China Customs when importing goods that are the same as those subject to anti-dumping and countervailing measures.
What should I do if China Customs questions a preferential certificate of origin submitted by an importer?
China divides its rules of origin into two main categories, including preferential rules of origin and non-preferential rules of origin.
China has adopted catalog management for goods and technologies prohibited and restricted from import and export. Chinese enterprises must comply with relevant laws and regulations.
From the perspective of customs supervision in China, exports are divided into three categories: prohibited exports, restricted exports, and free exports.
From the perspective of customs supervision in China, imports are divided into three categories: prohibited imports, restricted imports, and free imports.
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China imposes customs duty, consumption tax and value-added tax on goods imported into its territory.
China Customs collects and calculate taxes on import and export goods, as well as inbound and outbound articles.
The functions of China Customs are to supervise and control the goods and personnel entering and leaving the territory of China.
China Customs comprises the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) established under the central government (the State Council), and 42 directly subordinated Customs districts at the local level.
China is trying to reduce the cost of export refund for cross-border e-commerce enterprises, and actively support the development of new forms of foreign trade.
The Mainland Customs became the first AEO mutual recognition partner of the Macao Customs.